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Forging Villains and Patrons

Persons of Interest offers a selection of system-neutral tools for building antagonists and other NPCs for your GMing needs. While written for the Stars Without Number sci-fi role-playing game, the tools in Persons of Interest are compatible with almost any setting or game system. Within these 33 pages you'll find the kind of Sine Nomine Publishing tables and GM helps you've come to expect, including....

  • Motives, for driving your NPCs forward and provoking their villainy or desperate need for PC help
  • Capabilities, defining the kinds of help or harm the NPC can offer the party, giving the heroes a reason to care about their ambitions
  • Opportunities, providing the specific situations or adventure hooks you can use to pull the PCs into the NPC's sinister plans or lamentable troubles
  • Appearances, helping you define the way the NPC looks, how they behave during negotiations, where they might meet the heroes, and what kind of prices they might be willing and able to pay for help with their problems

This slim full-color supplement is built for working GMs who have endlessly voracious players but a limited amount of time and energy to build content for them. With Persons of Interest, you have the tools to lighten your load and sharpen your creations.

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Jeffrey S April 21, 2023 4:04 pm UTC
Why is it almost a $160.00 for a PDF? Is the price a mistake?
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DriveThruRPGAdam J April 21, 2023 9:57 pm UTC
Sorry Jeffrey! A bug took too much interest in high prices but our tech team banished it quickly!
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June 11, 2019 8:45 pm UTC
I realize that it would distract from his great work, but I really wish Mr. Crawford would do some kind of training series to help other authors and publishers at OBS -- how to put together great products from A to Z.

It's not just that his content is well planned, succinct, etc. His production value is very high without butchering the media. He understands how pdf/screen read media is best consumed by his readers. Fonts, image sizes, resolutions, transparencies, file size optimizations, etc. It's all first class work.
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David S June 16, 2019 1:03 am UTC
His Exemplars and Eidolons ruleset is designed to be a layout template for other publishers who want to copy his framework. Also, the first issue of The Sandbox, his journal/zine, has pretty detailed instructions on how to produce a publication and get funded via Kickstarter.
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Edward H June 09, 2019 7:45 am UTC
Kevin never disappoints. I'm currently running a SWN game and this book has already provided some great ideas to move the game forward.
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Josh H June 08, 2019 9:44 pm UTC
Another great resource from Kevin for SWN or really any sci-fi game. I ordered the print version and reading the pdf while I await that. This book is a great way to start making npcs that are more developed that just your average mooks.
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